Understanding Breast Implant Illness

Breast Implant Illness (BII) is a term used to describe a broad array of symptoms that some women experience after receiving breast implants. These symptoms can include chronic fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, anxiety, and autoimmune issues, among others. Although Breast Implant Illness is not officially recognized as a distinct medical condition, some women report significant health problems that they attribute to their implants.

Exact Cause Of Breast Implant Illness

The exact cause of Breast Implant Illness remains unclear although there are ongoing debates about the etiology of Breast Implant Illness and the potential links between breast implants and these systemic symptoms. Some of the hypotheses for Breast Implant Illness causes include immune dysfunction, biofilm, toxicity, and psychology.

Understanding Breast Implant Illness

Given the limited understanding, the journey with Breast Implant Illness can be challenging. Social media is a common source of medical information for Breast Implant Illness patients, which can have misleading information mixed with scientific evidence. We encourage Breast Implant Illness patients to make an appointment with an experienced surgeon to discuss available scientific evidence, as well as the lack of it, to better understand Breast Implant Illness and possible therapeutic options.

Relief From Breast Implant Illness

Many women experiencing Breast Implant Illness find relief and a return to better health through a combination of surgery and supportive treatments. Surgical options are available although it does not guarantee that all or any symptoms will resolve. The most common procedure is explant surgery, which involves the removal of the breast implants. This surgery can sometimes be combined with a capsulectomy, where the scar tissue (capsule) surrounding the implant is also removed.

Numerous Explant Procedures Performed By Dr. Min

Dr. Min has performed numerous explant procedures and offered care for Breast Implant Illness patients with empathy and a transparent discussion regarding the available data and realistic expectations. If you are questioning whether you have Breast Implant Illness, we encourage you to contact the office to make an appointment with Dr. Min to get your questions answered.

Understanding Breast Implant Illness: Etiology is the Key. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2022, Vo 42 (4)370-377.
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Meet Dr. Elise Min

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles
Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles

Dr. Elise Min, a distinguished female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, is renowned for her unique expertise in breast and body surgery. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Min is celebrated for her personal approach to aesthetic surgery and her exceptional patient care. She places great emphasis on educating her patients, allowing them to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Breast Implant Illness Before & Afters

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If you are interested in undergoing breast implant revision, the next step is to book a consultation with Dr. Min, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. During this appointment, Dr. Min will discuss the procedure and your desired results so that she can create a unique treatment plan tailored specifically to you. With the right guidance and expert care, you can see transformative results.

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